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City of Harrison will conduct a public hearing on May 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm at 2105 Sullivan Dr., Harrison, MI for the purpose of affording citizens an opportunity to examine and submit comments on the proposed application for a CDBG grant.

City of Harrison purposes to request $2,000,000 in MEDC-WRI funds to do the 2022 Sewer Project.  The City of Harrison will commit $220,000 from the sewer funds.  Zero persons will be displaced as a result of the proposed activities.

Further information, including a copy of the City of Harrison’s Community Development Plan and the MEDC – WRI narrative is available for review.  To inspect the documents, please contact Tracey Connelly, City Manager and Clerk or review at 2105 Sullivan Dr., Harrison, MI.  Comments may be submitted in writing through May 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm or made in person at the public meeting.

Citizens’ views and comments on the proposed application are welcome.

City of Harrison

Tracey Connelly

City Manager & Clerk


Project Narrative:

The City of Harrison is applying for funding through the MEDC Water Related Infrastructure Program to replace aging components of their wastewater collection system which will include lift station replacement, lift station improvements, manhole repair and lining, gravity sewer main lining, forcemain replacement, and portable and permanent backup power generators. The following is a summary of the improvements:

Lift Station Improvements:

  • Replacement of aged lift stations (LS#1 and LS#9)
  • Replace aged forcemain from LS#1
  • Lift station upgrades (LS#4, LS#6, and LS#7)
  • Replace aged lift station force main flow meters (LS#8)
  • Portable backup power generator
  • Permanent backup power generator (LS#9)


Sewer Main Improvements:

  • Repair and lining of existing sewer main and manholes


The City needs to replace/repair aging components at its existing lift stations and gravity collection system.  The existing lift stations #1 and #9 are aged and beyond their useful lives and need to be replaced.  The existing forcemain from lift station #1 is aged and is beyond its useful life and needs to be replaced.  The existing lift stations #4, #6, and #7 are aged and need to be upgraded.  The existing lift station #8 forcemain flow meters are beyond their useful lives and need to be replaced.  The City has aged portable backup power and needs replacement.  LS#9 is located near and above Budd Lake and needs permanent backup power during power failure.  The City needs to repair existing aged sewer mains and manholes contributing to infiltration and inflow throughout the collection system.


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City of Harrison
Beautification Plan


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About Our City


Harrison began as a lumber town with sawmills on the shores of Budd Lake. Early plans to bring the county seat to Harrison began in 1879, followed by the Village of Harrison, and in 1891 the City of Harrison was incorporated. 


Today the City of Harrison is near the junction of US-127 and M-61 with the City of Clare and US-10 just 10 minutes south. Harrison attracts thousands of visitors each year to Wilson State Park, the Clare County Fairgrounds, the Harrison City Market, Veterans Freedom Park, lakes, and recreational land. With modern convenience and small town character, Harrison hosts many seasonal events including the Clare County Fair, Frostbite Winter Festival, annual car shows, parades and much more! 


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.03 square miles (10.44 km2), of which 3.72 square miles (9.63 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is water.










Harrison has a four season farmers market, commerical kitchen, and business gallery. For more information check out their website here.

Harrison City Market